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Would you like to learn a new language? Do questions start running through your mind? Are you beginning to wonder if it is worth it? Learning a new language can seem like a difficult task. But when you go through the process you will enjoy the rewarding experiences that a new language will offer you. In this article, we are going to review some of the most pressing questions that aspiring learners of a new language ask. Additionally, we will give you some insights into how best to go about it.


Why Do I Need to Learn a New Language?

Can´t I get away with just speaking English? After all, it is the most widely spoken in the world (as a second language). The more foreign languages you speak, the more you can interact with wonderful people around the globe. The big scary world will begin to shrink as you acquire language skills. You will hardly feel like a stranger wherever you find yourself. Furthermore, you will be able to chat socially and improve your quality of life!


How Long Does Language Learning take?

The most asked question when it comes to learning a new language. The question of TIME! I have realized that this question arises from the fear of making a considerable effort over a long period of time. You subsequently realize you cannot commit that time without some sort of guarantee. So, if you really want to learn a new language you must invest your time in it and stay committed and consistent. Don’t go on an intense study spree for two weeks and then stop. You need to attend classes online/onsite, listen to audio recordings and practice regularly in your head, learn new words every day and use it in conversational mode with a partner.


What Language Should I Learn?

Here is another frequently asked question, the DECISION question. This question is asked in various forms, such as which language has the most speakers in the world. The choice of language is based on the kind of people you intend to interact with in future. For example, if you’re an international student who speaks English and intend to study in Canada, then you should consider learning how to speak French, as that is another widely spoken language in Canada alongside English.


Which Language is The Most Difficult?

There is not an entirely difficult or easy language, but some languages have steeper learning curves than others. Learning a new language can also become easier depending on your current language. For example, if you speak Brazilian Portuguese you would find it easier transitioning to other romance languages such as Spanish or Italian as opposed to learning German or Russia.


What is the Best Method for Language Learning?

There are different methods to learn a new language. These include taking language courses and incorporating audios, language apps and textbooks in your learning processes. The more of these you can combine, the faster you’d reach your goal. But be careful not to overwhelm yourself with resources. If you have an audio program you won’t necessarily be needing the textbook, you can just listen as you commute to work.



In conclusion, with this information am sure you must have realized that the time it takes to learn a new language all depends on the individual’s passion and commitment. So next time you come across those funny ads that guarantee you’ll learn a language in 2 weeks or 1 month, am sure you would prefer to take a walk.

Finally, think carefully about which language you would like to learn. Languages which are closer to your native language will seem easier. Languages which are not related to your own, however, will always feel more difficult to learn.

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